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May 17 Racing News Archive


'Blowed Up' Checks Ready
Eight blown-up checks that could blow up some bank accounts have been readied by the Maryland Jockey Club marketing department pending the outcome of the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan. Some of the bonus money that's available is a little surprising. More....

Daily Preakness Update
More about Nehro's defection; '3M' Works at Belmont; Motion 90% to ship on Saturday now; Zito's got bills to pay; and More....

Nehro Declared Out of Preakness
Nehro has been declared out of the Preakness by owner Ahmed Zayat, opening the door for Isn't He Perfect. More....

'Lady Legends' Return Friday at Pimlico
An elite group of retired champion female jockeys return to Pimlico on Friday to compete in the Lady Legends for the Cure Race II at Pimlico Race Course. Photo by
Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club More....


Preakness Post Draw and TV Coverage
Entries for the Preakness close tomorrow morning. The post position draw is at 5:00 ET and will be shown live on HRTV. Remaining TV coverage of the Preakness will be on Versus and NBC. Click here or at the right-hand sidebar for the full TV schedule.

Good-Looking Weather on Saturday
This morning's weather outlook for Saturday in Baltimore remains great: 82 degrees, sunny and no chance of rain. Today is the opposite with a 100% rain chance, and  tomorrow, when horses are due in from Louisville on two flights, it's 80%. The Thursday and Friday forecasts each call for a 40% chance of rain with scattered thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid-70's through Friday.

--Posted 8:40 a.m. ET

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